Thursday, February 19th, 2009
FEB 19
GTA HQ interviews "The Majestic" director

Grand Theft Auto IV - General News | @ 04:39 AM MDT | By rappo
If you haven't heard about "The Majestic," one of the longest and most professional videos created in Grand Theft Auto IV, then you owe it to yourself to check it out in high definition below:

The folks at GTA HQ were able to interview the director of "The Majestic" and find out how he was able to coordinate such a lengthy story as well as ask about the tricks of the trade.
Prior to each scene, I would storyboard everything on a piece of paper. I cant draw so I basically just wrote everything down line by line on what exactly needed to happen. I drove around online in freemode looking for spots on the map that I found interesting and I marked them down on the map provided with the game (in pencil). When you have as many actors as were needed to create this film, 1 second of disorganization leads to a complete implosion, and the whole day of filming is ruined.

If you're interested in making movies with the GTA IV Video Editor or would just like a behind the scenes look at a fine piece of machinima, read the interview here.
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The best video I've ever seen captured by a video game!
02-19-2009 06:52 AM
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Absolutely amazing! This honestly towers over the IV trailers, in my opinion. Non-stop action, great soundtrack and flawless gameplay mechanics make this so great. It looks like the guys in the "Ron Burgandy" suits showed up a little late to steal the diamonds off of Issac.
02-19-2009 09:09 AM
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RESPECT! Hell of a movie and great action scenes!:) music too!
02-19-2009 09:42 AM

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This is the most fucking amazing movie/clip whatever that i saw made in a video game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! respect man!
02-19-2009 10:33 AM
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Now do you people realize how overhyped Brotha is? No offence! BUT REALLY.
02-19-2009 05:41 PM
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^ Ouch. My heart is bleeding. Not for long though
02-20-2009 09:39 AM
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that's as epic as it gets. brilliant.
02-20-2009 11:53 AM
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Had to watch it again, it is that good. brilliant work. I wish the game had a mission like that.
02-20-2009 08:18 PM
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They should have this guy help develop trailers for upcoming GTA's, really.
02-22-2009 03:40 PM

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